Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Solano Hall

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Institution Name: Quincy University
Original/Historic Place Name: St. Aloysius Orphanage
Location on Campus: 20th St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1919original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: limestone
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
ca. 1919-1945other (orphanage; did not belong to Quincy University)
ca. 1945-1964residence hall (men)
ca. 1964-present (2007)academic department building (music)

Significance: education
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Solano Hall began as an orphanage in 1919. It was purchased by Quincy University in 1945 and served as a men's dorm until 1964. Since then it has housed the music department and has been remodeled to include rehearsal rooms, classrooms, faculty offices, and a recital hall. Although in need of renovation, it is in use daily by not only university music students but also by music students from the Quincy schools.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library

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